English Break Podcast

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For English learners who want to improve their listening skills

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For English learners who want to improve their listening skills
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2018-06-25 20:54
last episode published
2015-09-08 08:44
publication frequency
15.45 days
Contributors
Ernest Expert Service author  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
52
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
8.09.2015

#26 Tadao on volunteer work in Papua New Guinea

Tadao has almost finished a two-year volunteering assignment in Papua New Guinea. Today we ask about what he is doing there, what the country is like and some of the differences he experienced.
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#26 Tadao on volunteer work in Papua New Guinea

Tadao has almost finished a two-year volunteering assignment in Papua New Guinea. Today we ask about what he is doing there, what the country is like and some of the differences he experienced.
20.08.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#25 Mike on Vinyl Records

Today, Mike introduces one of his hobbies - collecting vinyl records. He answers questions about where to find records and some of the interesting records that have "found" him.
20.08.2015

#25 Mike on Vinyl Records

Today, Mike introduces one of his hobbies - collecting vinyl records. He answers questions about where to find records and some of the interesting records that have"found" him.
19.06.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#24 Ben talks about Reading, UK

Today Ben talks about his hometown, Reading UK. He explains the history of the town and where the name comes from. He also tells us about the Reading (Music) Festival. Ben also gives us a sample of the local dialect. Words and expressions to listen f...
19.06.2015

#24 Ben talks about Reading, UK

Today Ben talks about his hometown, Reading UK. He explains the history of the town and where the name comes from. He also tells us about the Reading (Music) Festival. Ben also gives us a sample of the local dialect. Words and expressions to listen f...
19.05.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#23 Running

Today we talk to Takami about her hobby, running. Takami started running nine years ago and hasn't looked back. She has entered 10km races, half marathons, relays and full marathons. She has competed in the Tokyo Marathon and would like to run the Hono...
19.05.2015

#23 Running

Today we talk to Takami about her hobby, running. Takami started running nine years ago and hasn't looked back. She has entered 10km races, half marathons, relays and full marathons. She has competed in the Tokyo Marathon and would like to run the Hono...
27.03.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#22 Tips to Improve Your English

Yuko tells us about her experiences learning English. She gives us some tips on how we can improve our pronunciation and how we can keep motivated. She explains that it is important to try to speak clearly with good pronunciation and that you should ...
27.03.2015

#22 Tips to Improve Your English

Yuko tells us about her experiences learning English. She gives us some tips on how we can improve our pronunciation and how we can keep motivated. She explains that it is important to try to speak clearly with good pronunciation and that you should ...
19.02.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#21 Colleen's First Impression of Japan

Today we talk with Colleen. She tells us a nice story about something that happened to her when she first came to Japan. Listen for these words and phrases: deep impression; hem (裾); "the hem of my skirt had been ripped out"; "she whipped out a needle ...
19.02.2015

#21 Colleen's First Impression of Japan

Today we talk with Colleen. She tells us a nice story about something that happened to her when she first came to Japan. Listen for these words and phrases: deep impression; hem (裾);"the hem of my skirt had been ripped out";"she whipped out a needle an...
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#20 Canada's Flag Turns 50

On February 15th 1965 Canada's current flag was flown for the first time. Today, most Canadians like the flag, but 50 years ago many people were not happy about it. Listen to the podcast to find out why. For a transcript of this podcast, please check o...
18.02.2015

#20 Canada's Flag Turns 50

On February 15th 1965 Canada's current flag was flown for the first time. Today, most Canadians like the flag, but 50 years ago many people were not happy about it. Listen to the podcast to find out why. For a transcript of this podcast, please check o...
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#19 Hotel English Quiz

Today I read some questions, or statements, followed by three responses. These questions are related to English for the hotel business. If you'd like to try the quiz, please write the numbers 1-10 on a piece of paper. You can check your answers by clic...
18.02.2015

#19 Hotel English Quiz

Today I read some questions, or statements, followed by three responses. These questions are related to English for the hotel business. If you'd like to try the quiz, please write the numbers 1-10 on a piece of paper. You can check your answers by clic...
12.02.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#18 Foreign Visitors in Japan

Recently there has been an increase in the number of foreigners visiting Japan. According to this podcast, what is one of the main reasons for this increase? For a transcript of this podcast, please visit our website http://ernest-ex.weebly.com/ and cl...
12.02.2015

#18 Foreign Visitors in Japan

Recently there has been an increase in the number of foreigners visiting Japan. According to this podcast, what is one of the main reasons for this increase? For a transcript of this podcast, please visit our website http://ernest-ex.weebly.com/ and cl...
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#17 LINE - The Communication App

LINE is a very popular communication application. In this podcast, we look at why the app was developed and how people use it. After listening, see if you can answer these questions: 1. Where is LINE's parent company located? 2. Why was the app develop...
12.02.2015

#17 LINE - The Communication App

LINE is a very popular communication application. In this podcast, we look at why the app was developed and how people use it. After listening, see if you can answer these questions: 1. Where is LINE's parent company located? 2. Why was the app develop...
8.02.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#16 Send a Tree a Love Letter

In this podcast we look at Melbourne, Australia's plans to try to reduce the effects of global warming. Please listen for the following words and phrases: just around the corner; phenomenon; urban heat island; tree canopy; pollution; urban; rural To le...
8.02.2015

#16 Send a Tree a Love Letter

In this podcast we look at Melbourne, Australia's plans to try to reduce the effects of global warming. Please listen for the following words and phrases: just around the corner; phenomenon; urban heat island; tree canopy; pollution; urban; rural To le...
6.02.2015 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#15 Commuter Blues

Many of us complain about our daily commutes. However, this man's story might make you think that your commute is not so bad. Please listen for these words and phrases: commute; back and forth; broke down (break down); contributing (contribute); crowds...
6.02.2015

#15 Commuter Blues

Many of us complain about our daily commutes. However, this man's story might make you think that your commute is not so bad. Please listen for these words and phrases: commute; back and forth; broke down (break down); contributing (contribute); crowds...
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#14 Niagara Falls Daredevils

In this podcast we look at daredevils who visit Niagara Falls. Listen to the whole story to try to understand the main theme. Listen again for more details. See if you can hear these words and phrases in the story. If you don't know, can you guess the ...
4.02.2015

#14 Niagara Falls Daredevils

In this podcast we look at daredevils who visit Niagara Falls. Listen to the whole story to try to understand the main theme. Listen again for more details. See if you can hear these words and phrases in the story. If you don't know, can you guess the ...
11.07.2014 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#13 Falconry

Today, Mike talks about his unusual hobby, falconry: hunting with hawks, falcons or eagles. For more information, check out this article: http://www.outdoorjapan.com/magazine/column_details/177
11.07.2014

#13 Falconry

Today, Mike talks about his unusual hobby, falconry: hunting with hawks, falcons or eagles. For more information, check out this article: http://www.outdoorjapan.com/magazine/column_details/177
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#12 Adopting a Pet

Today, Keleih tells us a little about her cat, Koshka. Keleih tells us how we can adopt a pet and some of the things we can do if we see a wild cat in Tokyo. Some of the words and phrases you will hear in this podcast are: adopt rescue evacuation area...
8.05.2014

#12 Adopting a Pet

Today, Keleih tells us a little about her cat, Koshka. Keleih tells us how we can adopt a pet and some of the things we can do if we see a wild cat in Tokyo. Some of the words and phrases you will hear in this podcast are:adoptrescueevacuation area dis...
6.11.2013 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#11 in Mashiko

Today we're in Mashiko. Chris talks about his friend and we play a song he wrote about him. Here are the lyrics (song words) if you'd like to sing along! Seishun Nante la, la, la I was 29 when I came to Japan Not so young, but still I had some time on...
6.11.2013

#11 in Mashiko

Today we're in Mashiko. Chris talks about his friend and we play a song he wrote about him. Here are the lyrics (song words) if you'd like to sing along!Seishun Nante la, la, laI was 29 when I came to JapanNot so young, but still I had some time on my ...
4.10.2013 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#10 Cliff talks about music

Cliff started playing the saxophone at the age of 74. He had no musical training before that. He is proof that you are never too old to start something new!
4.10.2013

#10 Cliff talks about music

Cliff started playing the saxophone at the age of 74. He had no musical training before that. He is proof that you are never too old to start something new!
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#9 Jay compares HS in Japan and Canada

Jay is a high school student in Japan, but he spent time at high school in Canada. Today he talks about some of the differences he experienced.
25.08.2013

#9 Jay compares HS in Japan and Canada

Jay is a high school student in Japan, but he spent time at high school in Canada. Today he talks about some of the differences he experienced.
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#8 Michael talks about study abroad

Today we talk with Michael about his experiences studying in Scotland. He tells us about some of the differences between studying in Canada and Scotland, the city of Edinburgh, the Loch Ness Monster, food and communication difficulties.
21.08.2013

#8 Michael talks about study abroad

Today we talk with Michael about his experiences studying in Scotland. He tells us about some of the differences between studying in Canada and Scotland, the city of Edinburgh, the Loch Ness Monster, food and communication difficulties.
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#7 Janglish vocabulary

Today we take a look at some Janglish (Japanese English) expressions. We'll look at some examples of words that have been abbreviated in Japanese, words that do not come from English, words that were created in Japan and words that have a different mea...
6.08.2013

#7 Janglish vocabulary

Today we take a look at some Janglish (Japanese English) expressions. We'll look at some examples of words that have been abbreviated in Japanese, words that do not come from English, words that were created in Japan and words that have a different mea...
31.07.2013 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#6 Mike talks about his experiences growing up

Today we talk to Mike about his interesting childhood, life in Mexico and how he ended up in Bermuda.
31.07.2013

#6 Mike talks about his experiences growing up

Today we talk to Mike about his interesting childhood, life in Mexico and how he ended up in Bermuda.
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#5 Tadhg talking about Ireland and music

Today we talk to Tadhg about Gaelic, growing up in Ireland and the music he likes to listen to and play.
24.07.2013

#5 Tadhg talking about Ireland and music

Today we talk to Tadhg about Gaelic, growing up in Ireland and the music he likes to listen to and play.
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#4 Ken on his background and traditions

I talk to Ken today and ask him about his life growing up and some of his family traditions.
19.07.2013

#4 Ken on his background and traditions

I talk to Ken today and ask him about his life growing up and some of his family traditions.
17.07.2013 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#3 Interview with the owner of Muskoka Limousine Service

Today I interview the owner of Muskoka Executive Limousine Service. Listen along and think of how you might answer the questions. For more information on MEL have a look here: http://www.muskokalimo.ca/index.php
17.07.2013

#3 Interview with the owner of Muskoka Limousine Service

Today I interview the owner of Muskoka Executive Limousine Service. Listen along and think of how you might answer the questions. For more information on MEL have a look here: http://www.muskokalimo.ca/index.php
12.07.2013 https://assets.podomatic.net/ts/26/d9/79/73804/1400x1400-279x279+228+68_8589723.jpg

#2 Reductions

Here are a few common examples of reductions in natural speech
12.07.2013

#2 Reductions

Here are a few common examples of reductions in natural speech